Baptist and Reflector
A gift from the late Anna Lee and Harrell Pendleton of Morristown endows a full scholarship for four years for one student.
“Carson-Newman has been truly blessed by an amazing group of supporters over the years. We have donors who have funded programs, events, teams, scholarships, building projects and much more with gifts ranging from $5 to over $2 million,” said Scott Faulkenberry, the university’s vice president for advancement.
“We have endowed scholarships that have been funded to this level, but they are partial scholarships given to many students. What makes this gift unique is that one student will receive a full ride for all four years at Carson-Newman — tuition, books, fees. All inclusive. That’s exciting.”
The “Anna Lee and L. Harrell Pendleton Endowed Scholarship” will be presented to academically qualified students who show evidence of financial need, with preference given to students from Hamblen County.
“This kind of gift truly shows the hearts of Mr. and Mrs. Pendleton — their love for education and their love for students,” said Carson-Newman President J. Randall O’Brien.
In addition to the scholarship, the Pendletons also established the L. Harrell and Anna Lee Pendleton Endowment for Academic Support.
Longtime residents of Hamblen County and members of First Baptist Church of Morristown, the Pendletons were active members of their community.